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Tomato love

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6 months ago
Topics: Tomato, Food, Vegetables, Health, Nature, ...

Why is my article titled: Tomato love?

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Because I love tomato a lot, I think I always loved it, I choose many times any dish with tomato, and sometimes I said "I belong to the tomato club" like I am one person who likes very much this vegetable that came from America five centuries ago. What a discovery for the gastronomy! Now tomato is always present in our kitchens, at least in mine for sure.

I think it is one of the most versatile vegetables because you can eat it in many different dishes, from simple and fresh salads to other more elaborate dishes, in stews and especially in Italian dishes, in which tomatoes turn into a rich and tasty sauce that accompanies pasta but also other many things.

I would like to be able to plant more, at the moment I already have a small tomato plant from which some small yellow flowers already bloomed from which the small red tomatoes should sprout and grow. Hope they will grow well soon!

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But my grandmother did also plant some on her terrace and they did grow and turn into small tomatoes, first green and then they turned a beautiful red color and a wonderful flavor. Because what we grow seems that afterwards, in addition to giving us great satisfaction, it absolutely seems to us that they have a better flavor.

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An finally I want to add also an easy and very simple recipe here tomato is essential. You can prepare it quite quickly that can be taken alone as a dish, or also with some other companion such as rice, quinoa, pasta or dipping with bread. That depends on your own choice.

Chicken with tomato sauce.
At the moment you will only need:

  • A good amount of tomato to prepare a normal sauce, just crush and strain them or if you are lazy just put 1 large jar of crushed tomato. For two people you will need about 800 gramos of sauce.

  • 1 can of roasted red pepper, it usually comes in strips or pieces, you can also roast it and put it in oil.

  • 2 chicken breasts, it depends on the size and how hungry you are.

  • Much garlic! Several cloves of garlic also depends on your taste for this food.

  • And extra virgin olive oil and sea salt (I prefer this type of salt because it has more nutrients than the refined one).

*The amounts are indicative, I don't measure them much either, but more or less they are these but they can be adapted.

How to prepare it:

  • As simple as chopping the chicken, putting it in a pan or pot to fry with olive oil until it is completely browned. And reserve it.

  • On the other hand, in a pot, add more olive oil and add the garlic until they begin to brown.

  • Now all the tomato is added over low heat, let it cook and add a good pinch of salt to taste. When it starts to bubble, add all the red pepper and leave it for only a few minutes, until the liquid evaporates a little more, and finally at the last moment the chicken is added, it is given a few turns and that's it.

What is the best thing about this recipe?
In addition to being easy to do and combinable as I have said, its benefits must be taken into account:
- We have lean protein from chicken.
- Benefits for the immune system that garlic provides us.
Cardiovascular benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
- Benefits of sea salt, which, as I have mentioned, contains more nutrients and trace elements than the classic refined salt, which really only adds flavor.
Vitamins and antioxidants of the red pepper, and also of the tomato. But the tomato, especially cooked, gives us a lot of lycopene, and I say cooked because with the reaction of the heat, the effects of the lycopene are further enhanced.

And what is lycopene?
It is a natural component, a carotenoid that gives that red color to some foods such as tomatoes, red peppers or fruits such as watermelon (but no strawberries for example). But tomato sauce is possibly one of the foods with the most quantity, with the heat of cooking it, its many health benefits are enhanced:

- It is one of the best antioxidants, its preventive and reducing effect has been studied in some diseases such as cancer, especially prostate cancer.
- Also by avoiding cell degeneration, it thus prevents atherosclerosis, and the blindness typical of macular degeneration.
- It also strengthens our immune system and defenses.

There are those who take it as a supplement, but there they will have to see their specific personal case... In general, having good nutritional habits and these good foods... what better for us than enjoying any recipe with a delicious tomato sauce! 

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Thanks for reading! Have a delicious day.

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I love the nutritional insights you pour along with a simple chicken tomato recipe. We also love tomatoes put in almost every food item we may think of, be it a fish dish, cereals, chicken, egg, or everyday vegetable dishes. And, of course, tomatoes are excellent to eat raw!

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6 months ago

Exactly we should think in all the nutritional composition and benefits we are getting in a just one dish. The slow food should be healthy and tasty at the same time, and always remember "Let food be your medicine. Hippocrates".

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6 months ago

I also belong to the tomato club!😊 I love tomato very much and I eat it very often. It is perfect vegetable for me. I like very much your recipe. It must be delicious, tomato, garlic, chicken... I think I am hungry! 😀

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6 months ago

Welcome to the club jaja 😀😀 And with garlic and spices, like a Mediterranean style, so good too!

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6 months ago

Tomatoes are essential to our daily cooking friends

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6 months ago

Yes absolutely, it's a must!!

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6 months ago

My God! How I love Tomato. If I could I would eat it every day on everything and in salads. These look delicious. Greetings from Venezuela!

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6 months ago

Yeah you're like me then, tomatoes everywhere and everyday right? Muchas gracias amigo! Saludos desde España!

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6 months ago

I love tomatto also. Hahaha its so tasty

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6 months ago

Super tasty! You love tomato so you are also in the tomato club jajaja

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